Growth Management Still Alive in Florida, but Different Than Before
Friday, June 10, 2011 - 03:49 PM
(Orlando, Fla-WMFE) City planners, developers, and the general public are still trying to figure out what growth in Florida will look like after Governor Rick Scott approved sweeping changes last week. They undo much of the oversight capabilities of the state that have been in place for the last 25 years.
Secretary Billy Buzzett of Florida’s major growth management agency, The Department of Community Affairs, joined a panel discussion put on by the Urban Land Institute yesterday in Orlando. In his remarks Buzzett generally praised the new law called the Community Planning Act, but did say, “The new law is going to allow a lot more flexibility to local government than it did before so there’s going to be less state mandates which does allow more tailor made competitions between local governments, so I would expect to see some of that and I think that’s good not bad."